Instead of ordering another bouquet for Mother’s Day in Australia, why not consider green-fingered gifts for mums who want to get involved in the process of plant repotting or flower arranging? You can create fond memories together and benefit from the peace and quiet that a flower arranging class offers or diversify things with a kokedama making workshop.
No experience or skill is necessary for these Mother’s Day gifts – you and your mum can simply take time out of your day and learn together in a warm and welcoming environment. You’ll spend quality time with someone you love and learn a new skill all in one go. Plus, once you’ve taken a workshop in dried flower arrangements, why not diversify with an Ikebana class? The potential that these Mother’s Day ideas offer is truly limitless.
No matter how green-fingered your mum is, we’ve got a range of Mother’s Day gift ideas to satisfy her interests. And don’t worry if you’re based on opposite sides of Australia – there are plenty of floristry courses online that you can take together virtually. Your floristry kit will be delivered to your home in advance of the class, ready for you two to reconnect and spend time together even if she’s in Brisbane and you’re in Perth.
So, without further ado, it’s time to cancel your order of Mother’s Day flowers and discover three gift experience ideas that will help you treat your mum to a day she’ll remember.
For the minimalist Mum: Ikebana flower arrangement
Ikebana is the art of Japanese flower arranging and it’s sure to top the list of Mother’s Day gifts for those who prefer clean lines and streamlined aesthetics. Traditional Mother’s Day flowers are often fussy, whereas Ikebana is a traditional Japanese art that embraces the minimal.
Your mum will learn all about Ikebana technique and history under the guidance of an expert local teacher. She’ll establish the basics needed for this art form and learn how to mix and match different flowers in an aesthetically pleasing way. What’s more, your mum can also ask her teacher for tips and tricks about where to pick up the freshest stems in Sydney, Melbourne, or Adelaide – wherever she’s based!
Once she’s comfortable with the theory of Ikebana flower arrangement, she’ll be getting her hands dirty and put what’s she’s learned into practice. If you take this workshop with her, you’ll both return home with a piece of Ikebana to display proudly at home in remembrance of time well spent together. Click here to discover more meaningful Mother's Day gifts for every kind of mum!
For the boho Mum: dried flower arrangement
Everyone has heard of flower arranging classes with fresh cuts, but did you know that dried flower arrangement is becoming increasingly popular? The joy of a dried flower bouquet is that, unlike your order of Mother’s Day flowers, it will last forever. This also makes it a super sustainable option, so dried flower arranging courses are perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas for mums with an environmental focus.
If you head to a dried flower arranging class with your mum, you’ll both learn how to create long-lasting bouquets that combine texture, colour and style. Add a splash of colour to a dark room or create a simple bouquet for a bright hallway – whatever takes your fancy. You’ll also learn how to work dried flower arranging according to specific vase style and shape. You’ll leave the session having shared a meditative moment and created memories together.
If your mum really loves floral table centrepieces, you could even treat her to a dried flower wreath workshop. She’ll learn how to make a wreath from scratch and develop her weaving and floristry techniques all in one go. Plus, at special family dinners in the future, she can proudly showcase a piece that you gave her the chance to create. We’d say that beats out Mother’s Day flowers any day!
For the beginner plant lover Mom: a DIY terrarium class
A glass terrarium might seem intimidating, but with expert guidance, it can be turned into a perfect, self-sustaining ecosystem. A terrarium workshop will have your mum starting slowly and building up her confidence and knowledge of how to make either a closed terrarium or an open terrarium work for her. As well as the actual process of building a terrarium, she’ll pick up essential tips and tricks on plant care and will soon be establishing her very own set of green fingers.
Any workshop where she’ll learn how to make a terrarium is also the perfect place to ask questions about succulents and cacti. Help your mum bring hers to life and learn how to care for them at a dedicated class - the sense of joy and achievement she’ll feel as she watches it flourish will be worth it!
Mother’s Day flowers are a fantastic gift, but why not elevate your list of presents for mum this year and give her the chance to make something a little longer lasting? She’ll step out of her comfort zone and develop new skills and techniques. If you go with her, you can bond and learn together, before taking your DIY terrarium home as a memento of time well spent in each other’s company.
Say goodbye to Mother’s Day flowers in 2022 and welcome in these meaningful gift experiences instead! As well as leaving with a new piece of flora or fauna, your mum will benefit from some peace and quiet and the chance to learn a new hobby all at once. Flower gifts for mum are great, but the opportunity to make memories as you reconnect in a relaxed, welcoming workshop is priceless.